Well, I can’t say too much happened this week. It was mostly just comedy so there isn’t a lot for me to say. The first thirteen minutes of the episode felt terribly wasteful with how dragged out the whole recruitment event was. (That isn’t to say it I didn’t find it funny though!) It certainly didn’t help with how ridiculous Hestia’s antics were, soaking in the their familia’s newfound popularity thanks to their victory. But unfortunately for our dear Goddess, the potential recruits lost all interest when Mikoto had accidentally found and then publicly presented the Hestia’s receipt of the debt she owes to Hephaistios. This is of course, for the special knife Hestia had purchased for Bell, which came with the hefty price of 200 million valis.
And goodness, when Bell realized the the value of the blade, the poor boy fainted in horror of using such a valuable piece of item. I don’t blame him the slightest, had I known I was using something that expensive I probably wouldn’t want to use it at all. But let’s be real here: the Hestia Knife was worth every penny. Remember, it is connected to his status. The stronger he gets, the stronger the knife will become as well. If that isn’t a solid long-term investment, I don’t know what is.
But among the hilarity of the episode, we were also given some sweet moments as well. My favourite had to be the baths scene. I loved the role reversal of rather than the boys trying to eavesdrop or peek on the girls bathing, it was the other way around. And what I really liked about it was how Bell was reflecting on himself and his relationship with everyone, thanking Welf, and the the girls for the support they have given them and for joining their familia. Hestia was so touched by it, that she lost all self-control and almost climbed over the wall while bawling her eyes out.
After that, the fun came to an end when Chigusa makes an unexpected visit to relay an ominous message to Mikoto. I don’t know what happened or what’s going on, but goodness, this had to be the most bizarre and confusing cliffhanger I have seen in a long time. The way they presented it left me feeling more puzzled than intrigued.
Last but not least, what the heck? I can’t believe next week is already episode six. Goodness time has been flying this summer!